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School Calendar for 2018/19

Wellness Week
Monday 25th of February - Friday 1st of March
Friday will be "Yellow Wellness Day". The children are asked to come to school dressed in yellow and give a voluntary donation in aid of Pieta House.


Gymnastics (Juniors - 2nd Class)
Friday 8th of March
Friday 15th of March
Friday 22nd of March
Friday 29th of March (Final Day)

School Photographs
Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th of March - Please ensure that children come to school dressed in full school uniform.

St. Patricks Day
Closed Monday 18th of March 2018 Public Holiday St. Patricks Weekend.

G.A.A. Skills (All classes will participate in G.A.A. skill classes with James McCarthy)
Tuesday 26th of March
Tuesday 2nd of April
Tuesday 9th of April
Tuesday 30th of April
Tuesday 7th of May
Please ensure that all children wear suitable footwear on these dates.


Easter 2019
Friday 12th of April 2019: Closing at 12noon
Monday 29th of  April 2019: School re-opens at 9:20am

May Bank Holiday 2019
Closed Monday 6th of May 2019

First Holy Communion
Saturday 18th of May 2019

June Bank Holiday 2019
Closed Monday 3rd of June

Summer Holidays 2019
Monday 24th of June 2019: closing at 12noon.




Our School Ethos


Castletownshend National School
Statement of School Ethos


We, the Board of Management and teaching staff of Castletownshend National School, are committed to providing a supportive Catholic environment with a range of educational opportunities to allow each pupil to achieve full potential.

Castletownshend National School, is a Roman Catholic School under the patronage of the Bishop of Cork and Ross. It aims at promoting the full, harmonious development of all aspects of the pupil, intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This Catholic school provides Religious Education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.
This will involve the preparation of pupils for their first reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation and their participation in appropriate Liturgy and Services.

The wishes of parents/guardians who follow other beliefs will be accommodated, in so far as is possible, either by facilitating accredited pastoral agents and/ or affording the option of excluding their children from the religious instruction provided at school.


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